Stuckey (knee) is fully healthy and intends to visit several NBA teams after Labor Day, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.
Stuckey was cut last season in late March by the Pacers before his player option would have kicked in. The decision by management was relatively straightforward considering Stuckey was dealing with a knee injury that was set to have him sidelined for four-to-six weeks. He appeared in just 39 games during 2016-17, posting 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists across 17.8 minutes per game (the smallest workload of his career) while shooting 37.3 percent from the field. If he ends up finding a suitor, it will likely be for a reserve role once again.
The Pacers had until April 10 to release Stuckey before his player option for next season would have kicked in, and the team will take the opportunity to not only save some money, but also to potentially add a healthy player to the roster for the final couple weeks of the regular season. Stuckey, who was diagnosed with a left patellar strain Tuesday and ruled out for four-to-six weeks, will now turn his focus to rehabbing in hopes of landing a new contract this offseason. The 30-year-old will conclude the injury-plagued season having appeared in only 39 games, posting averages of 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 17.8 minutes per game.
Stuckey left Sunday's win over the 76ers with a sore knee, prompting the team to order an MRI in an effort to get an official diagnosis. With the scans revealing that Stuckey's injury was more serious than anticipated, he'll now miss the rest of the regular season and likely the playoffs, barring a deep run by the Pacers. In his stead, Aaron Brooks figures to benefit the most, as he's now the unquestioned top backup to Jeff Teague. Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles will also pick up some additional run, especially with fellow wing Glenn Robinson (calf) uncertain to return before the end of the regular season.
Stuckey (knee), who is schedule to undergo an MRI on Monday, is officially listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.
Stuckey was pulled early from Sunday's matchup with the 76ers due to left knee soreness, but the fact that he's slated to undergo an MRI likely means the Pacers have some concerns over the injury. The Pacers head into a back-to-back set on Tuesday and Wednesday, so there's a chance coach Nate McMillan could take a cautious approach and hold Stuckey out for at least one of those contests. That said, while we wait for the results of the MRI, Stuckey will be given a questionable designation and more clarity should be provided following Tuesday's morning shootaround.
Stuckey (knee) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.
Stuckey left Sunday's game against the 76ers with what was diagnosed as a sore left knee, but the Pacers' decision to send him in for further scans suggests the team is concerned he might be dealing with a more severe issue. It doesn't seem promising that Stuckey will be able to suit up Tuesday against the Timberwolves, but official word on that front probably won't come until after the Pacers' morning shootaround. C.J. Miles and Monta Ellis would likely be in line for a few extra minutes apiece if Stuckey is ruled out.
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